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Your Work on the Global Stage

The One Drawing Challenge lives at Architizer.com, the largest online community of architects on the planet, with an audience 5+ million strong. For any architect, exposure is the key to success. The One Drawing Challenge provides architects at any phase of their career — from undergraduate students to those with decades of completed buildings — the opportunity to share their work with the world. Shortlisted drawings, as well as two Winners, will be featured on Architizer.com and in the “One Drawing” ebook, to be shared with 4+ million on social media and distributed to Architizer’s 200,000 weekly email subscribers.


Competition Brief

Create one drawing that powerfully communicates your architectural proposal and the experience of those that would inhabit it. It can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale. It can take the form of a plan, section, elevation, perspective or sketch. As long as it portrays part or all of a building or group of buildings, it is eligible. This should be accompanied by a short description of your proposal, no more than 150 words.


Two top winners will receive:

  • $2,500 prize money
  • iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 256GB)
  • Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
  • Procreate software package
  • COPIC marker set worth $500
  • Sakura hand-drawing supplies worth $200

10 Runners-up will receive:

  • Procreate software package
  • COPIC marker set worth $130
  • Sakura hand-drawing supplies worth $85

100 Finalists (including the above winners and runners-up) will be published in the inaugural "One Drawing" eBook, to be distributed to thousands of architecture firms and millions more via Architizer's social media channels.

How to Win

The top 100 drawings will be selected via an online public vote. These shortlisted entries will then be scored by our expert jury, with 2 drawings crowned overall winners.

Challenge Timeline

Opening Call for Entries: Monday, June 10th, 2019
Final Entry Deadline: Friday, August 9th, 2019
Winners Announced: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019


The One Drawing Challenge Jury comprises practitioners and thought leaders from the worlds of architecture, design and technology, each with a special connection to drawing. The jury represents those leaders who are actively bringing architecture to the public today, both online and in the built environment. For entrants and winners, this is an opportunity to get their work in front of the people shaping how the world engages with architecture now and in the future.

Submission Format

1 SQUARE image, 2000 pixels x 2000 pixels, with a 150-word accompanying description. The single image should portray a proposed building, a set of buildings or a master plan, and can be drawn by hand or on the computer using any drawing software.

Entry Fee

Students: $50 USD per entry (University email address required. Winning students enrollment will be verified.)
Non-Students: $80 USD per entry.
Entrants can submit multiple entries. Entrants can comprise of individuals or teams of up to 4 people.

Competition FAQs

Check out the FAQ section for common questions about the competition. If you don't find the answer to your question there, please email us at competitions@architizer.com and we'll be glad to help.

About Architizer

Architizer’s core mission is to Empower Architects, via our marketplace connecting architects and building-product manufacturers, and via our inspiring content, awards programs, and global reach spotlighting the world’s best architecture. We connect architects with the tools they need to build better buildings, better cities, and a better world.